Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran released today and first day first shows verdict is in. The film is garnering all around positive reviews for its portrayal of the labour class, the three leads – Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara’s performance, Anirudh’s music and director Mohan Raja’s story and execution.

The film is said to be a entertainer with a strong social message. The director has bravely let go of mandatory family scenes, comedy tracks and unnecessary songs.

Sivakarthikeyan may have another winner and his change from more comic roles to serious characters has been appreciated. The film released over a festive weekend and is expected to do very well. Velaikkaran is bankrolled by 24 AM Studios.